Collected Materials: Original Video from Tapes
NIST acquired from multiple sources as part of its World Trade Center Investigation a large collection of original video tapes. These videos include raw footage shot by individuals, recordings of newscasts from September 11, 2001 and afterward, documentaries, and other coverage.
These videos are presented in their entirety, as they were received by NIST. The original tapes have been converted to MPEG4 files. In some cases, due to the length of the original tapes, a tape may have been broken into multiple files.
A subset of this material (short clips of these original video tapes) was organized into a searchable database in which each clip was characterized by a set of attributes including: source/owner, time of shot/video, content (including building, key events (plane strike, fireballs, collapse), and other details. To view those analyzed video clips, see the collection NIST WTC Organized Video Repository